Friday, April 15, 2011

Venus and Mars are alright tonight - Easton

I must tell you all....the planets aligned in the strangest of ways on Tuesday, April 12th. Multitasking like crazy at work, I switched from protected, internal corporate network mode on my laptop, over to the Internet to search for a part number. Calling up iGoogle for a search, my eye caught a headline in "Google Reader" on Seattle Dog Spot that said an 8 year old Golden Retriever needed a new home and he was located in Lake Stevens, WA (15 minutes from the office, 35 minutes from home). SDS picked it up from a Facebook post by Old Dog Haven, who I contacted for the details and was put in touch with the owner. This handsome boy is called Easton; he had belonged to an elderly couple who got him as a puppy. Grandpa died recently and Grandma's health is failing rapidly. Their daughter took Easton in, but with their schedule, family members living at home and other dogs to care for, thought it was best to find a good home for him (lucky me).

The next day I dashed over on my lunch break to meet Easton. He was even more handsome, playful and loving than the daughter described. He had just returned from the groomer and was shaved on many parts of his body. At this temporary home, he roamed free on a few acres surrounded by an invisible fence, so he spent all of his spare time swimming in a good sized pond! I guess he had quite a few mats that could only be shaved off. He seemed to be in very good health, is long and lean for a Golden and weighs in at about 85 pounds.

His family liked me, I loved Easton, so I adopted him on the spot (didn’t want to take him back to the office, so I returned after work). As I left Lake Stevens after my lunch visit, knowing I was going to return 3 hours later to officially adopt him, I called Andi (who is my wonderful wife) at work, asked her if she loved me, asked what time she was getting home that night and proclaimed that I had a surprise for her. I returned to Easton’s temporary home after work on Wednesday and brought him home.... As you have already guessed, Easton was a complete surprise to Andi! Boy was she surprised. She hasn't stopped smiling since. Yes, Easton is that wonderful.

As I sit here typing, looking up at Lady's portrait; I can only think how much she would of approved....she LOVED the big Golden boys…. especially the good natured, goofy, playful ones. Oh Mrs. Magoo, I wish that I could have found him sooner. My friend Keith once said: “There's unlimited love for Lady's memory and unlimited love for a dog that needs a home.  Love is infinite!” I answered that “you are right, but it must happened organically”.

Well, it did. It was sooner than I expected, but it did happen organically and ….. It is FurEver. Welcome to our life Easton.
Enjoy the pictures….


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

As we pawed you this morning, what GReat news!

Yes, Lady approves -

After all, she helped the planets along!

Khousin Merdie says HEY HANDSOME!

Our best to all of you!

Sheila and Bob said...

Oh we are so very happy for your family and Easton. He is so handsome. It is so sad when elderly folks have to give up their Goldens but all the stars were obviously in the right place.

Sophie say "five me a call sometime"

Hamish & Rescue Sophie and
Mom & Dad
Sheila & Bob

JackDaddy said...

You're not supposed to make me cry! But it's happy tears, so I guess that's ok!

Welcome home Easton!

Ally and Eclipse said...

Welcome, Easton! I'm so happy that you have another golden in your life. Sometimes it's too early and sometimes it's just earlier than expected :-D I'd say in this case it's definitely not too early!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Congrats and Golden HAPPY for you n your family. Easton is handsome n for sure Lady would agree. LOVE his name ... I wonder how he got it? “The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations.” Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Congratations!!! Easton is so good looking and we know Lady would definitely be happy for him and your family too!! Easton is going to have a wonderful furever family again!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Amber-Mae said...

Congratulations on your new addition! Me thinks Easton is a real handsome stud & me likey his name too. Looking forward to reading his adventures with you!

Kari in WeHo said...

what happy news


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love the pictures and was disappointed by there not being more with your e-mail! :-) Easton really is a handsome boy, and I look forward to reading about his adventures!!

PS: Have you and Andi stopped smiling??

Amber DaWeenie said...

Your family and Easton are both so lucky to have found each other. I do believe that maybe Lady had a paw in arranging the adoption. She is always looking over you from the Bridge.

Charlie said...

Welcome, Easton! You're going to have such a great time!!
- Charlie

Homer said...

Oh my dog! We are so happy for you, KT! This is good news! Welcome to your new home easton and we look forward to know more about you!


Anonymous said...

What a blessed act taking Easton into your home to love forever! How lucky he is that you both needed each other. He is really adorable. Wishing you many happy times and years together

Ms. ~K said...

Tears of joy rolling down my cheeks!
So happy for you all!
Hugs and bellyrubs for Easton,

Anonymous said...

Awhh how wonderful!

Such a handsome boy.
Wishing you many happy golden years together!

Sam said...

Welcome, Easton! What a handsome boy you are!


Sierra Rose said...

Big happy tears here for Easton and you all! What a love, and a match. Sometimes things just fall into place.
We'll move forward with your posts...for more on Easton :)

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

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